By +Tina Cruris
Sincerely, Anti-Groundhog Girl
Thanks for your e-mail, AGG. I have actually been to Gobbler's Knob and I was amazed by how many people they can pack into that tiny town. It was so busy, I couldn't see a damn thing, so I left feeling disheartened and cheated.
Reading your note, it sounds like you have been reading the official Punxsatawney Phil website which is littered with factoids about Phil's 100% accuracy and how he is given a sip of a magical life extending elixir in order to keep him alive for another year. Well I am calling Bullshit! (or should it be Hogshit!) on the whole damn site.
Your observation regarding a tourist tradition is totally accurate. They are trying to turn Punxsy into another Santa/Easter Bunny and I am not buying it. Maybe if he could get it right more than 39% of the time he would be more believable as a rodential prognosticator.
I was double checking some of my facts on the interwebs and found myself on a site which has pictures of celebs without their make up and there was a picture of Phil on the morning after Groundhog Day.
He looks almost as crabby as he did last year.
If you need advice on absolutely anything then email me -Tina.cruris(at)slapthepenguin.com